The evolution of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) grating and structural products has played a pivotal role in advancing the infrastructure of the mining industry. The combination of FRP’s lightweight design, high strength, corrosion resistance, and durability allows FRP products to outperform traditional materials such as steel and other metals.
Topics: FRP, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, Safety, Hazard Control, Corrosion Resistant, Slip Resistant, Architecture, Construction, Molded Grating, Low Installation Cost, Light Weight, Long Service Life, Metals & Mining
The Importance of Plant Safety
Although the number of workers’ compensation claims has decreased over the past fifteen years, the total cost of medical payments to workers has significantly increased (Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services). In fact, the total price of workplace injuries and illnesses cost the nation around $250 billion each year (FSM). In order to keep workers safe and protect the company from lawsuits, it is imperative to create a safe workplace.
In addition to staggering costs, a safe workplace typically increases productivity and boosts employee morale (FSM). Preventative care is the best solution for both the company and the employees.
Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) can be used in a number of markets in a number of ways. It is recently gaining light because it is easy to work with and saves a great deal of money in the long run. While the decision to choose FRP may seem logical, let’s analyze some reasons you may NOT want to buy FRP.
Every water and wastewater treatment plant manager strives to provide the best plant performance within a given operating budget since they are very cost conscious.
According to a study on the effects of corrosion given by NACE International at the OTC, the "total annual cost of corrosion in the oil and gas production industry is estimated to be $1.372 billion”(Simmons, 2008), so why exactly would you want to stop fighting such a costly impairment? Simple. Rather than fight it, you should be dealing with it. Corrosion is a fact of life, yet there are a few ways to significantly limit it.
Slips and falls are some of the leading causes of workplace injury suits. They cost companies millions of dollars each year. The costs, which include lost work time, lost productivity, lost production, training of new employees, workers’ compensation claims, as well as many other expenses, quickly add up.